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WEEK: FEBRUARY 27 TH – MARCH 2 ND Vocabulary List #15
Remember… What is a noun? A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
Remember… What is a verb? A verb is a “doing” or action word.
Remember… What is an adjective? An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Adjectives are descriptive words.
Remember… What is an adverb? An adverb is a word that describes a verb. Adverbs tell us how, when, and where something happened. If you see “ly” it is usually an adverb!
Wordnaïve Part of Speech adjective Definition showing inexperience or lack of information Sentence The naïve, young child always talked to strangers. naïve Click: Charlie Brown and Lucy Lucy constantly plays hoaxes on Charlie Brown… and he believes her every time because he is naïve.
Wordniche Part of Speech noun Definition a place where one fits in Sentence The student realized he was an excellent writer and was happy to have finally found his niche. niche Some people are more academic, while others are more athletic. Students often have to find their niches.
vex Word vex Part of Speech verb Definition to bring trouble to or annoy constantly Sentence My mother warned me not to vex her anymore… or else!
Word loiter Part of Speech verb Definition to remain in an area for no good reason Sentence The Walden Galleria forbids teenagers to be in the mall during the evenings because they do not want them to loiter. loiter
Wordvilify Part of Speech verb Definition to speak about or treat someone like they are a villain Sentence When she got a P, Izzy tried to vilify her teacher so she would not get in trouble. vilify Even though he was trying to prevent evil, the Ministry of Magic tried to vilify Harry Potter and labeled him “Undesirable No. 1.” Video: Click to see Harry trying to fight this bad reputation
Wordflaw Part of Speech noun Definition a small, sometimes hidden defect or imperfection Sentence After she got her nails done, Mrs. Caraway was upset because she smudged the polish and she could see a flaw. flaw Celebrities are often seen as perfect, but even they have flaws! Actress Kate Bosworth was born with one brown eye and one blue eye. Padma Lakshmi, model and host of Top Chef, has a large scar on her arm from a car accident.
Wordpresume Part of Speech verb Definition to expect or assume with confidence Sentence When the commons were loud, Mr. Lewis presumed that it was the 8 th grade and insinuated that they would get into trouble. presume Wiener dogs (like Mrs. Krukowski’s dog) are infamous for being stubborn. They like to go get the ball, but it is wrong to presume that they will let it go. They make their humans work for it! Wiener dogs (like Mrs. Krukowski’s dog) are infamous for being stubborn. They like to go get the ball, but it is wrong to presume that they will let it go. They make their humans work for it!
Worddetest Part of Speech verb Definition to dislike very strongly Sentence Mrs. Krukowski detests when students don’t clean up after themselves in breakfast! detest Little kids often detest the foods that their parents make them eat. They would rather indulge on snacks!
Wordcontroversial Part of Speech adjective Definition describing something in which people often disagree; having opposing points of view Sentence The new school rule was controversial because many students and teachers did not think it was a good idea. controversial Race has always been a controversial issue in the United States. Click: CNN Student News - Black in America
Wordmortify Part of Speech verb Definition to embarrass greatly Sentence DJ tried to mortify his younger sister and tell everyone who she had a crush on. mortify People sometimes mortify their pets by dressing them up in “cute” costumes.
Wordnemesis Part of Speech noun Definition one that punishes or avenges; one that is disliked Sentence My dog’s nemesis is this little white fluffy dog that lives around the corner. He barks every time the dog walks by. nemesis The Green Goblin is Spiderman’s nemesis. While Batman’s nemesis is the Joker.